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LauraJ
The Intuitionist: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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My cats‘ favorite boxes are #indiespensable. Cecil won‘t even give me a chance to see what‘s in the box! @Powells
#catsoflitsy

Soubhiville Haha! My Froedrick is the same way. All the boxes belong to him. That‘s cute. 3mo
llawela Aww what a beauty 3mo
ValerieAndBooks 😍 aww! I love him!! 3mo
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Redheadrambles
Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

I think this is stunning. It is so many things - a story of child migrants but also of parenting, it‘s about a relationship in breakdown but also how we record history. It is a conversation between this book and other works fiction dealing with journeys. It‘s eclectic and digressive yet also “page-turning”. One of only a handful of novels that really capture this moment in time for me ( the other being the eminent Ali Smith)

ClairesReads I one hundred agree although I‘m not quite done 6mo
mklong @ClairesReads @Redheadrambles Same here. It‘s the first Indiespensible book I‘ve gotten in a while that I am thrilled to have a signed copy of. 6mo
Redheadrambles @mklong yes agree we have had a few so-so‘s recently but this makes up for it. 6mo
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catiewithac
Mostly Dead Things | Kristen Arnett
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Omg! I‘m super excited that #80 #indiespensable box will be Mostly Dead Things!! The box mails out June 5th and I can‘t wait! 😊🦜📖💀

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Redheadrambles
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️

This a tough review to write because my feelings on this book are so mixed. On one hand I learned a terrific amount about the foundation story of Liberia. But it is certainly a novel of two parts, the first section I enjoyed much more than the second.
The magical realism had a tendency to drift into a super-hero caper in parts. A solid if not entirely successful debut.

Bring on more stories from Liberia !

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Flaneurette
A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Pretty psyched about this but I probably won‘t be able to wait for it to get here and will get the ebook first...don‘t feel as bad about quitting #botm now. #indiespensable

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lalatiburona
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New #indiespensable book haul! 😍😍

jveezer Did that come today? Where‘s mine? 13mo
lalatiburona @jveezer maybe I hacked their system and diverted all your mail to me 🤗🤗 13mo
jveezer Why do we have the same lit subscriptions when you are gonna get my books anyway as soon as you push me off Manchu Picchu? 13mo
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jveezer @lalatiburona you should quit Powells and do the Strand Books one, or Europa Editions,... 13mo
catiewithac The almonds are amazing!!! 13mo
lalatiburona @jveezer why haven't we thought of this before... Divide and conquer! 13mo
lalatiburona @catiewithac I can't wait to try them! I'm at the point during allergies where you can't taste anything so I'm waiting patiently!! 13mo
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moarbookspleaze
The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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My #indiespensable came today!

ohyeahthatgirl So sad I didn't get this one! Loved the book. Is the Monstera Deliciosa a packet of seeds? 1y
Karkar I love my subscription. I have read quite a few books I would not have otherwise. 📚📚📚 1y
moarbookspleaze @ohyeahthatgirl it‘s a coaster. 1y
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MeikeReads
The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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The new #indiespensable box is here!!!! #indiebuddyreads #powells

mklong I.e your $50 coaster 😂 Hopefully next time they will send books you don‘t already own! 1y
MeikeReads @mklong Haha, I'm telling you, it's gonna be "Friday Black", which I am currently reading as an arc! :-) 1y
mklong You may be okay. I think that one is being released on paperback, so they would have to do a special edition. It looks great though! 1y
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MeikeReads @mklong I hope you're right!! :-) 1y
BarbaraBB This box looks great. Are its contents always this good? 1y
MeikeReads @BarbaraBB This is only my second box, so I don't have much experience yet, but you can check out the Powell's website and look at many previous boxes- the books are consistently well-chosen, the quality of the other goodies varies from cool mugs to slightly odd tea towels (or, in this case, a coaster)... 1y
BarbaraBB Thank you, I will! 1y
catiewithac @BarbaraBB my favorite part is always the exclusive author interview! 1y
Redheadrambles @MeikeReads 😢😢😢😢😢 not fair !!! 1y
MeikeReads @Redheadrambles Poor kiwis!!! :-( 1y
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Hooked_on_books
The Third Hotel: A Novel | Laura van den Berg
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My #Indiespensable box came today! As well as the tagged book, it contains an early copy of a new edition of Territory of Light and a lovely ceramic beverage coaster. I was just listening to @Liberty rave about this book on the All the Books podcast, so I look forward to it.

#Powells

catiewithac Wow 😍 I can‘t wait to get my box 📦 1y
Nute I miss having this book subscription box, but I ran out of storage room for hardback books with slip covers. They were well-chosen titles and always lovely. 1y
Hooked_on_books @Nute I agree—they really do a nice job. But shelf space is a huge consideration. I‘m grateful I have lots and am I afraid and able to add to it! (Even if I may never get to all these books!) 1y
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MeikeReads
There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Tommy Orange portrays the lives of several Native Americans in modern-day #California, thus shining a light on the Native experience today. If you don't read this, it's clearly your loss - the book is fantastic. #indiebuddyreads #indiespensable #oakland #nativeamerican #firstnations

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